Cicatricial alopecia is a type of skin disorders that destroy hair follicles, ultimately causes hair loss mostly in women. The hair loss due to Cicatricial is a gradual and sudden condition. It causes hair fall without displaying any of the symptoms because the scars occur at the deeper surface of the skin.
Types of Cicatricial Alopecia
It could be either primary Cicatricial Alopecia or secondary Cicatricial Alopecia. In primary Cicatricial Alopecia, the hair follicles are destroyed by the inflammatory process, whereas, in Secondary Cicatricial Alopecia, external injuries such as burns, infections, and radiations are responsible for the destruction of hair follicles. Here are three common types of Cicatricial alopecia:
- Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia
- Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia
- Lichen Planopilaris
Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia (FFA)
It appears like a straight thin band of hair loss at the front side of your head. Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia occurs around your sanctuaries and hairline.
Mostly post-menopausal women are the major sufferers of Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia. Some individuals also start losing their eyebrow hair due to Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia.
Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia
It is one of the most common forms of Cicatricial Alopecia that normally occurs in black women. Moreover, it can also be found in men and the people with all colors but this is very rare.
Lichen Planopilaris is different from the other forms of Cicatricial Alopecia. Because it’s an autoimmune inflammatory skin condition.
In Lichen Planopilaris, your immune system mistakenly attacks your own hair follicle cells, replacing them with scar tissues.
The real cause of Cicatricial Alopecia is still unknown. However, most of the cases of Cicatricial Alopecia are caused by the direct inflammation of the topmost part of the hair follicle. At the upper part, stem cells and sebaceous glands are located and if they are destroyed, there is no chance of hair restoration as it happens to be permanent hair loss condition.
Cicatricial Alopecia affects both men and women. However, the majority of the victims of Cicatricial Alopecia are women. This disease is not associated with any family history.
Treat options for Cicatricial Alopecia includes the use of anti-inflammatory medicines such as steroids, cyclosporine, hydroxychloroquine.
Consult an expert Surgeon at Hair Transplant Clinic
To know your condition better and find a suitable treatment for that, book an appointment with the trichologist at the hair transplant Dubai clinic. The Board-certified experts will examine your condition carefully and will tell you about the type of the hair loss you are suffering from and its severity.
The experts will evaluate your hair loss treatment options and may recommend you to get a proper Cicatricial alopecia treatment in Dubai.